Curly Karen Schleifer – Singer/Songwriter/Actor/Mentor – Ms. Curly’s credits include being an orphan in the original cast of Broadway’s ANNIE (Kate, u/s Molly). She later performed the title role of Annie at Lincoln Center. Her favorite musical theatre roles include Chiffon in Little Shop of Horrors, Mary Magdalene in Jesus Christ Superstar and performing in the National Tour of Tony & Tina’s Wedding, where she played Donna. After many years of professional theatre, she took her talents to the rock and roll stage. She has performed her musical styling’s at many notable venues which include the Whiskey A Go Go, Room 5, The Hotel Cafe, The Derby, 14 Below and Taix Lounge in Los Angeles and Rockwood Music Hall, The Bowery Electric, The Baggot Inn, Kenny's Castaways, The C-Note, The Duplex, the Alphabet Lounge, Luca Bar, The National Underground and Roses Turn in New York City. She is a producing partner and company member for theatre fofo (L.A.) along side Thomas Dean Kellogg. She also works with Mr. Kellogg in an organization he founded called Mentor Artists Playwrights Project (MAPP). Through mentored play writing workshops and community presentations of the work, MAPP gives young people from marginalized communities a creative voice! As a singer/songwriter, Curly is actively performing solo and with her band (Shotgun Curly, on both coasts) which has includes many extraordinary musicians from all over the United States. Her next stop is Los Angeles where she plans on recording a 4th album. Karen is a hometown girl at heart and has been very active in donating her music and her time in Staten Island for her friends and family that have suffered through Sandy, battle MS and other serious illness or hardships.
Discography: "Only the Ocean" - digitally released by Essential Media Group, LLC - Miami.... Recorded by Brad Gordon, Magic Carpet Studios, Hollywood, CA; "Yes, You Can Touch It" recorded and mixed by Tommy "Smooth T" Siconolfi at Smooth T Studios, NYC; "8118" - recorded at Blue Marmot Studios, Lyons CO Release Date: 9/24/15